FUZHOU, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Bilis landed in eastern Fujian Province Friday noon, said sources with the Fujian Provincial Meteorological Observatory.
FUZHOU, July 14 (Xinhua) -- East China's Fujian Province has evacuated 256,000 people on the sea to safe places on land as typhoon Bilis is approaching.
Up to now, all the 42,000 ships on the sea in Fujian have been called back and all fishermen on ships returned to land, according to the Fujian Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Friday. <<Full Story
Photo taken on July 13, 2006 shows a billow caused by tropical storm Bilis on the coast in Chongwu Town of Hui'an County, southeast China's Fujian Province. Tropical storm Bilis may bring continuous stong wind to the area to the north of Chongwu County and will land in central and northern Fujian Province on July 14. (Xinhua Photo)
A fish boat sails into a harbor in Luoyuan County, southeast China's Fujian Province, July 13, 2006. (Xinhua Photo)
FUZHOU, July 13 (Xinhua) -- The flood control authorities of Xiamen, a coastal city in East China's Fujian Province, has ordered fishermen and ships out at sea to return to land as quickly as possible as typhoon Bilis is approaching.
The Xiamen Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters set an 8 p.m. deadline on Thursday for their return. The local fishery department is calculating how many people need to be evacuated and how many ships need to be called back. <<Full Story
An official with the flood control authorities of Fujian Province analyzes a satellite image of cloud in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, July 13, 2006. (Xinhua Photo)
BEIJING, July 13 -- Sea and land warnings were issued yesterday in southeastern China ahead of the arrival of tropical storm Bilis.
It is expected to hit Taiwan and Fujian Province in the coming two days, local meteorological departments said. <<Full Story
HONG KONG, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan's weather bureau said on Wednesday that all parts of Taiwan are expected to be affected by the tropical storm Bilis, according to a report reaching here from Taipei.
Bilis was located about 510 kilometers east of Taiwan's southernmost tip of Oluanpi at about 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, forecasters said. <<Full Story
FUZHOU, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Bilis, the fourth to threaten China this year, is heading northwestward to the offshore area of east China at a speed of between 15 kilometers and 20 km per hour and is expected to arrive in Fujian on Saturday.
According to Fujian provincial observatory, the center of Bilis was located at the ocean to the southeast of Taiwan, or 20.8 north latitude and 126.0 east longitude. <<Full Story
XIAMEN, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Bilis is expected to become the fourth typhoon to hit China this year, with forecasts that it will make landfall in Taiwan Province on Friday and in the southeastern province of Fujian on Saturday.
As of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, the eye of Bilis was located about 1,200 kilometers southeast of Xiamen City, Fujian Province, the city's observatory forecast Tuesday. <<Full Story
FUZHOU, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Bilis will turn into the fourth typhoon to threaten China this year in 48 hours, as it heads toward the offshore area of southeast China's Fujian Province, the provincial observatory forecast on Tuesday.
The storm formed in the west Pacific Ocean on July 9 and is moving in a northwest direction at 15 km per hour to the east of the Philippines. <<Full Story